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Bomb Threat Temporarily Shuts Down Northwoods SchoolSubmitted: 04/19/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm

THREE LAKES - While fear and chaos shut down Boston- the Northwoods had it's own scare today. A bomb threat shut down Three Lakes Schools.

This is an especially scary time for a bomb threat. But everyone in Three Lakes IS safe after a tense morning.

Students and teachers in Three Lakes Schools evacuated the building after a bomb threat came in.

Just before 10 o'clock the school called police to report what they felt was a credible threat to teachers and students.

"We have a protocol in place and we follow it to the letter." How quickly did it take them to evacuate the school? "From start to finish? About a minute, minute and a half," says Three Lakes Principal Bill Greb.

Students were taken away from the school. The Three Lakes Police and Fire Departments, and the Oneida County Sheriff's Department surrounded the building.

"What we always want to do is we want to do a thorough search to make sure when we put children back into the building the area is safe and clear. We search the entire building," says Police Chief Scott Lea.

Officers searched the building for two hours. They cleared it and let students and staff back in.

Principal Greb says they're taking the threat very seriously. If they find out it was a student, that person will be expelled.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Three Lakes Police Department.

Police wouldn't say exactly how the threat came in because they're still investigating.



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